The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 862 845 830
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 42 64 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.056% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.059% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 42 59 46
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,890 £42,500 £46,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,500 £34,750
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -0.71%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Linux Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer within the UK.

Linux Support Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 within the UK.

Linux Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 42 £37,500 +7.14% 6
South East +4 16 £35,000 +16.66% 1
East of England +8 13 £43,900 +30.07% 1
Hampshire - 10 £37,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 9 £43,900 -
Cambridge - 9 £43,900 -
Portsmouth - 9 £40,000 - 1
London -8 5 £35,500 -11.25% 2
Hertfordshire -2 4 £30,000 +29.03% 1
West Midlands -4 4 £37,500 +18.11%
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £30,000 - 1
Berkshire +7 2 £35,000 +21.73%
Oxfordshire +1 2 £35,000 +7.69%
Coventry -11 2 £36,250 +16.93%
Warwickshire - 2 £37,500 -
Kenilworth - 2 £37,500 -
Oxford - 2 £35,000 -
City of London +31 1 £35,500 -13.93%
Reading +5 1 £42,500 +102.38%
Surrey +3 1 £32,500 -27.77%
Manchester -5 1 £23,500 -32.85% 2
North West -25 1 £23,500 -32.85% 2
South West - 1 £42,500 -
Bristol - 1 £42,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £26,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
West Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
Crawley - 1 £45,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £26,500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £37,500 -

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Support Engineer in their job title.

1 103 (100.00%) Linux
2 53 (51.46%) Red Hat
3 47 (45.63%) VMware
4 45 (43.69%) Apache
5 41 (39.81%) Python
6 38 (36.89%) Windows
7 37 (35.92%) Tomcat
8 35 (33.98%) Oracle
9 30 (29.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (28.16%) UNIX
11 26 (25.24%) Bash Shell
11 26 (25.24%) Ubuntu
12 24 (23.30%) Perl
13 20 (19.42%) PostgreSQL
14 19 (18.45%) Ruby
15 18 (17.48%) Nagios
15 18 (17.48%) MySQL
16 16 (15.53%) JavaScript
17 15 (14.56%) JBoss
17 15 (14.56%) Korn
17 15 (14.56%) Degree
18 13 (12.62%) Load Balancing
18 13 (12.62%) CentOS
18 13 (12.62%) Data Centre
19 12 (11.65%) Clustering
19 12 (11.65%) HTML
19 12 (11.65%) Java
19 12 (11.65%) TCP/IP
20 11 (10.68%) CSS
20 11 (10.68%) Ruby on Rails

Linux Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 45 (43.69%) Apache
2 37 (35.92%) Tomcat
3 15 (14.56%) JBoss
4 6 (5.83%) CMS
4 6 (5.83%) Drupal
4 6 (5.83%) Alfresco
4 6 (5.83%) WordPress
5 5 (4.85%) Zope
5 5 (4.85%) Plone
6 2 (1.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.94%) nginx
6 2 (1.94%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.97%) IIS
7 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.97%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.83%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (4.85%) IaaS
3 3 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.97%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.65%) TCP/IP
2 10 (9.71%) DNS
3 8 (7.77%) SSL
4 7 (6.80%) VPN
4 7 (6.80%) Internet
5 4 (3.88%) FTP
6 3 (2.91%) SS7
6 3 (2.91%) INAP
6 3 (2.91%) SAN
6 3 (2.91%) DMZ
7 2 (1.94%) Firewall
7 2 (1.94%) HTTP
7 2 (1.94%) DHCP
7 2 (1.94%) LAN
7 2 (1.94%) WAN
8 1 (0.97%) SMTP
8 1 (0.97%) UMTS
8 1 (0.97%) VoIP
8 1 (0.97%) GSM
8 1 (0.97%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.42%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (17.48%) MySQL
3 5 (4.85%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.97%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.97%) Redis
5 1 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.91%) Subversion
3 1 (0.97%) JIRA
3 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (6.80%) Manufacturing
2 6 (5.83%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.91%) Finance
4 2 (1.94%) Marketing
5 1 (0.97%) Electronics
5 1 (0.97%) Advertising
5 1 (0.97%) Publishing
5 1 (0.97%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.65%) HTML
2 11 (10.68%) Ruby on Rails
2 11 (10.68%) CSS
3 3 (2.91%) Software Packaging
3 3 (2.91%) J2EE
4 2 (1.94%) Web Services
4 2 (1.94%) LAMP
5 1 (0.97%) XML
5 1 (0.97%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.62%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.65%) Clustering
3 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.94%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.97%) DTV
5 1 (0.97%) Replication
5 1 (0.97%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.97%) Statistics
5 1 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 103 (100.00%) Linux
2 38 (36.89%) Windows
3 30 (29.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (28.16%) UNIX
5 26 (25.24%) Ubuntu
6 13 (12.62%) CentOS
7 10 (9.71%) Debian
8 4 (3.88%) AIX
9 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.94%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.94%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.97%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.97%) SUSE
11 1 (0.97%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.62%) Load Balancing
2 11 (10.68%) Network Design
3 10 (9.71%) Migration
4 8 (7.77%) ITIL
5 6 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (4.85%) Change Control
7 2 (1.94%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (1.94%) Mentoring
7 2 (1.94%) Open Source
7 2 (1.94%) Configuration Management
7 2 (1.94%) Project Management
7 2 (1.94%) Change Management
8 1 (0.97%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (0.97%) Data Security
8 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2
8 1 (0.97%) CRM
8 1 (0.97%) Process Management
8 1 (0.97%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (0.97%) Programme Management
8 1 (0.97%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (39.81%) Python
2 26 (25.24%) Bash Shell
3 24 (23.30%) Perl
4 19 (18.45%) Ruby
5 16 (15.53%) JavaScript
6 15 (14.56%) Korn
7 12 (11.65%) Java
8 8 (7.77%) Shell Script
9 7 (6.80%) PHP
10 5 (4.85%) SQL
11 4 (3.88%) C++
12 1 (0.97%) C
12 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.97%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 15 (14.56%) Degree
2 3 (2.91%) RHCE
3 2 (1.94%) MCSE
3 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.94%) LPIC
4 1 (0.97%) CCNA
4 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.97%) RHCA
4 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.97%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.74%) SLA
2 1 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.97%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) PMBOK
System Software
1 10 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (9.71%) KVM
2 5 (4.85%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.91%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.94%) Squid
5 1 (0.97%) Xen
5 1 (0.97%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.97%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.97%) qmail
5 1 (0.97%) Postfix
5 1 (0.97%) vSphere
5 1 (0.97%) vCloud
5 1 (0.97%) Docker
5 1 (0.97%) iptables
Systems Management
1 18 (17.48%) Nagios
2 7 (6.80%) Plesk
2 7 (6.80%) cPanel
3 5 (4.85%) Tivoli
4 4 (3.88%) Puppet
5 2 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.94%) Cacti
5 2 (1.94%) SCCM
5 2 (1.94%) Opsview
6 1 (0.97%) Mesos
6 1 (0.97%) Webmin
6 1 (0.97%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.97%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.97%) Ansible
6 1 (0.97%) logstash
Vendors
1 53 (51.46%) Red Hat
2 47 (45.63%) VMware
3 35 (33.98%) Oracle
4 7 (6.80%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.85%) SAP
6 4 (3.88%) IBM
7 3 (2.91%) Cisco
7 3 (2.91%) HP
7 3 (2.91%) Citrix
8 2 (1.94%) Adobe
9 1 (0.97%) Sun
9 1 (0.97%) Juniper
9 1 (0.97%) NetApp
9 1 (0.97%) Dell
9 1 (0.97%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.97%) F5
9 1 (0.97%) CheckPoint
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